The Egypt Game
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Egypt Game, a Newberry Award Winner, is an adventurous story
about some kids that fantasize a game depicting ancient
Egyptian history. The characters, April and Melanie, create many Egyptian artifacts while they play the Egypt game.
Remember your school’s acceptable use policy for work on the Internet. Also, links
on the Web often change. Tell your teacher if you find an inappropriate link
in this guide.
In this activity, you will create ancient Egyptian artifacts representing Egyptian culture. After you play the game, "The Clickable Mummy", create a mummy to display in the classroom (small one, please). Also, you should show other students how to play the the 'mummy game'.
1. Use materials and supplies available in your classroom to complete the
2. To select colors for artwork, check art examples from Egyptian sites
Games 1, 2, 3, and 4).
3. Display completed projects in your classroom for other students and
4. Keep a bibliography of the web sites you use.
How You Will Be Graded
You will be graded on your accurate use of the
Internet. (100 points)
You will be graded on your behavior. (100 points)
Your map will be graded on neatness, spelling and
completeness of the four steps above. (100 points)
List your bibliography of websites used. (100 points)
The Clickable Mummy
"Wondrous scenes of an ancient land
Temples, tombs, once buried in sand
Treasures and secrets of a long ago time
Forever cherished within one's mind."
© 1996 - Margaret S. Rigby
DID YOU KNOW?
The ancient Egyptians were the first to
document the use of makeup.
The ancient Egyptian men wore makeup!
Eye makeup was often applied with tips carved from ivory.
A makeup kit was often placed in the tomb so
that the Egyptian could makeup in the afterlife.
The ancient Egyptians often shaved their head and bodies
and wore wigs woven from human hair.
Less well to do Egyptians wore wigs made from reeds.
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